Father’s Day

I am so unorganised this years as regards to occasional cards and gifts. I made the card very quickly on Sunday morning (don’t tell my dad!). My dad is a massive vintage car fan, he owns two cars and a vintage tractor. Guy Greeting (order number 137178) from Stampin up was perfect for him and a lot of other guys! This set is great for any type of masculine card. The card colours I used where Island Indigo (order number 124390), Soft Suede (119982),  Very Vanilla (order number 106550).

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Delightful Daisy

At the moment this is my one of my top favourite suits from the new annual catalogue. The main elements for this card have been made from the delightful daisy DSP,these are 12×12 sheets ( order number : 144137) and the co-ordinating Delightful Daisy cardstock Pack (order number:144139). I also used the new faceted gems in clear (order number:144142) and gold (order number: 144141). If you want these products click here and you will be directed to my online shop. Happy crafting,





Christmas Madness!

The madness of Christmas is in full force at the moment. A few weeks ago I held my 2nd craft fair in aid of raising funds for my local community hall. It was a great success with lots of positive feed back, I forgot to take a picture of my stall,sorry! I have been keeping myself busy with lots of customised orders and attending other craft fairs, as a customer this time. It is great to be able to look around and appreciate the amount of talented makers and unique products on offer. This is a custom order for a baby’s first christmas I have made, apologies for the terrible photos!



Hi my name is Ashlinn….

Hi everyone it has been a long time since I last posted on here, over a year in fact! Life got very business and my crafting time had to be put too one side. Since I last posted I have welcomed a baby boy into our family, he has just turned one and is growing at a crazy rate. My little girl is growing too fast as well, she is now two. So as you can imagine life is crazy with two toddlers exploring the world! We have also moved house, back out to the beautiful country side of Northern Ireland. My husband and I where both raised in the country side so that is where we feel at peace.

When we moved house I had to say good-bye to my craft room. I now have a craft corner, 7 months later I am still experimenting with how I can get it to work best for me! I am currently helping to organise a craft fair with the local community group. Which mean I am now filling these dark cold evening with  lots of Christmas crafts for my stall, I love Christmas. This is my latest card design which I have made i have used Stampin’ Up rubber stamp set called ‘Santa’s Gifts’. To  make the star aperture on the card I used a star Sizzix die and my  Sizzix Big Shot machine. I hope my card inspires you and I promise my next post will be sooner rather than later.



Tea light gift box 

The inspiration for my last post came from a very talented crafter called Pootles. She make amazing little packages from card I highly recommend you check out her blog. I hope that someday my work can be as inspiring as hers. This little box is so quick and easy to make, I used it to hold 4 little tea lights but it could be used for so much more. I hope the measurements and the image showing where to cut is clear. I’m not used with doing post showing how to construct, but I can only get better! And hopefully someday I will gather together the confidence to make a video!

Card stock:

19.5 x14cm

Score the LONG side at:



Score the Short side at:





Pattern card stock size:



teacher gifts 2015Once the card stock is cut and scored to size small incisions like the image below should be made, this makes the folds look neat and professional. I used strong double sided tape to hold everything in place.

This is how your card stock should look before folding.

This is how your card stock should look before folding.